70 x 95 cm | 25 x 35 in
Original mixed media painting in Indian ink and watercolour on St Cuthbert Mill's Waterford Saunders watercolour paper, presented in a bespoke hardwood box frame stained white.
"'Awake' was create during a period of dramatic change in my life. Often change can inspire new possibilities and it is the excitement of such that fell onto the paper as gestural marks and motifs."
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For Joanne Hummel-Newell, mark making and its deviation from cognitive processes can create a candid outcome. It is a particularly generous enterprise, as Hummell- Newell allows the space in her work for found artefacts, bearing the traces of another’s hand. An array of references, a near synaesthesiac grasp on the world and a multitude of conceptual interests cohere in these elegant and minimalist compositions brimming with energy.